David Bridgwater's recent acquisition Monte Wildhorn is worth a market check in this. Hawdyerwheesht has been thereabouts in this grade since the turn of the year and should be in the firing-line again while Billy My Boy was only beaten a length when favourite at Uttoxeter having won earlier over this track and trip. PARTY PALACE has won four times over this course and distance and ran well here last month behind Quick Decisson. She races off the same mark today and Thomas Cheeseman's claim can help her recapture the winning thread. Drifter is upped in grade but makes more appeal than Luddsdenene, who has struggled since switching stables.
Luddsdenene (IRE) 9-1 (11-8) Tracked leading trio, 3rd before 5th, 2nd before 3 out, driven and no chance with winner after 3 out, weakened into 3rd before next, dropped to 4th run-in, tailed off, 4th of 7, well behind Barneys Honour (10-12) at Fakenham 2m sell hdl (4) gd in May.
Jayo Time (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden before 7th, not fluent 3 out, no extra last, 5th of 9, 14l behind Highpower (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Hawdyerwheesht 9-2 (11-12) Close up, headway 3 out, ridden and every chance next, driven to lead last, headed flat, kept on, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Hartside (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in May.
Academy General (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, not always fluent, mistake 13th, fell 4 out, in a race won by What A Laugh (11-4) at Stratford 2m 7f hunt ch (3) gd in May, 7 ran.
Monte Wildhorn (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, soon ridden, 5th at last, no extra run-in, 6th of 21, 12l behind Bog War (10-3) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Mar.
Party Palace 11-1 (10-9) Raced wide tracked winner until ridden 3 out, soon outpaced, rallied approaching last, stayed on to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Quick Decisson (11-1) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in May.
Billy My Boy 2-1fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, challenged 3rd, led 5th, not fluent 2 out, soon idled, headed and unable to quicken flat, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Sambulando (10-6) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Tenby Jewel (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Held up, hit 2nd, mistake, hampered and unseated rider 9th, in a race won by Le Grand Chene (11-3) at Towcester 2m 6f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Nov, 9 ran.
Sleeping City (FR) 9-2 (11-0) Held up in mid-division, headway after 3 out, went 2nd next, shaken up and no impression last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Mr Fickle (11-7) at Kempton 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (5) gd in May.
Cruise In Style (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway before 2 out, led 2 out, kept on towards finish, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May beating Henry Oliver (11-3) by nk, 10 ran.
Absolutlyfantastic 20-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, ridden 4 out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 16l behind Quick Decisson (11-1) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in May.
Drifter (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Took keen hold, led, mistake 3rd, headed before 2 out, 3rd and stayed on same pace before next, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Mr Fickle (11-7) at Kempton 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (5) gd in May.
Solstice Star 8-1 (11-8) Led to 3rd, weakened from 4 out, 5th of 8, 36l behind Pembroke House (11-0) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.